July 22, 2001
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Night Soldiers

Night Soldiers
Alan Furst
Khristo Stoianev's brother is beaten by Fascist street thugs. A powerfully-quiet Russian, newly-arrived in Stoianev's Balkan village, offers worldly insight and, in time, an entree to the Russian intelligence service. A sprawling, uncontrolled, but rewarding look at Nazi-controlled Eastern Europe, seen from ground-level.